Mumbai: Defending champions Parsee Gymkhana look set to defend the title as romped home with a five-wicket win over MIG Cricket Club into the final of Nirlon Ltd. sponsored RFS Talyarkhan Memorial Invitation cricket tournament, at the Bombay Gymkhana ground here on Friday.Putting the opposition to bat first Parsee Gymkhana restricted them 153 for seven, and edged out MIG Cricket Club of India scoring 155 for five with five deliveries to spare. It was a shaky start for MIG as they lost three wickets with just 25 runs on the board. But, half century knocks from Gaurav Jathar 61 and Swapnil Salvi 53 brought them back into the game. Their duo association saw them put on 75 runs but there was no major contribution form others and they managed to set 154 as target. Aakarshit Gomel (20) and Surya Kumar Yadav (67) added 52 runs for the second wicket in 6.4 overs and later Surya Kumar along with skipper Aditya Tare (36) put on 77 runs for the third wicket for Parsee to set up the title clash with the winners of the second semi-final between Cricket Club of India and MCA Colts.
Brief scores: MIG Cricket Club 153-7 (Gaurav Jathar 61 n.o, Swapnil Salvi 53; Shubham Ranjane 3-19, Manish Rao 2-35) lost to Parsee Gymkhana 155-5 (Surya Kumar Yadav 67, Aditya Tare 36; Vinit Dhulap 3-18, Nikhil Date 2-33).
Children’s Academy move ahead
Children’s Academy scored a 4-1 victory over in the boys under-10, MSSA inter school football, at the Azad Maidan here on Friday. It was Shaurya Sheth who spearheaded the winners attack netting three goals. Sehaan Mallo levelled the scoreline for RBK. Shaurya Sheth was back in the pick of action scoring twice and completed her three-goal spree. St. Xavier’s Boys Academy, Churchgate got the better of Sheth Virchand School, Ghatkopar 2-0.
Children’s Academy, Kandivali: 4 (Shaurya Sheth 3, April Shah) bt RBK International, Chembur: 1 (Sehaan Mallo); St. Xavier’s Boys Academy, Churchgate: 2 (Jiyansh Jain 2) bt Sheth Virchand, Ghatkopar: 0; Jamnabai Narsee B, Vile Parle: 1 (Meir Kadakia) bt Billabong International, Santacruz: 0; D Y Patil School, Worli: 1 (Kavvin Dedhia) drew with Antonia D’silva School, Dadar: 1 (Shaurya Utekar)